Rebooting Medical Anti-Corruption Laws Sparks New Fraud Fears

June 20, 2019, 9:17 AM

Broad support for modernizing two laws that fight health care fraud is drowning out concerns that the move could backfire and create new opportunities for abuse.

As Medicare shifts to a value-based care model that pays providers based on patient outcomes rather than the amount of services provided, the Trump administration is trying to remove or modify federal rules and regulations that impede the transition.

Laws slated for overhaul include the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, which bars efforts to reward the referral of Medicare business, and the Stark Law that prohibits physicians from referring patients to facilities where they have a...

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